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dc.contributorNational Assessment of Climate Change
dc.contributorAgricultural Focus Group supported by the U.S. Global Climate Change Office
dc.contributor.authorChen, Chi Chung
dc.contributor.authorMcCarl, Bruce A.
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:07:13Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:07:13Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier171
dc.identifier.citationClimatic Change 50: 475-487
dc.identifier.issn0165-0009
dc.identifier.issn1573-1480
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/65258
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dc.description.abstractMany agriculturalists are concerned that climate change may increase pest migration and population increases, which could have very detrimental effects on the productivity and profitability of agriculture. The authors assess how current climate variations affect pesticide costs per acre in the U.S. as an indicator of the impacts of pest population changes. Examining pesticide costs independently for corn, cotton, potatoes, soybeans, and wheat, they found that all the studied crops required increased pesticide expenditures when rainfall increased, and all but wheat had higher costs with higher temperatures. Increased rainfall also increased the cost variability for cotton, while decreasing variability for the other crops. Higher temperatures corresponded to increased cost variability for corn, potatoes, and wheat and decreased variance for soybeans.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherNetherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers
dc.rightsCopyright 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers
dc.subjectPest control
dc.subjectFarm planning
dc.subjectEconomic analyses
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectPest management
dc.subjectEconomic impacts
dc.subjectEconomic statistics and indicators
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectPest migration
dc.subjectAgricultural production
dc.subjectPesticide costs
dc.subjectRainfall
dc.subjectTemperature
dc.subjectAgricultural impacts
dc.subjectEcosystem Field Scale
dc.titleAn investigation of the relationship between pesticide usage and climate change
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